Bachelor of Business Administration (33O)

Overview  2020

Entry Requirements

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Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Accelerated Study Period 1, Accelerated Study Period 3
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2

Commonwealth Supported places available

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 3 Years
Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Accelerated Study Period 1, Accelerated Study Period 3
Distance Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to further develop the knowledge and skills of a diverse range of students taking a business pathway from diploma and advanced diploma level studies at TAFE and other vocational educational providers.

You will learn to apply leading theories to real-world business situation, and demonstrate high-level proficiency in critical thinking, research, and the principles of social responsibility. Throughout the course you will build skills in team work and effective communication in a business context.

The Bachelor of Business Administration is designed to produce graduates with a sound knowledge of the fundamental principles and concepts in a range of key business disciplines such as human resource management, management and marketing.

The Course Learning Outcomes are:

  • Evaluate relevant ethical and legal considerations in an impartial way for specialised business management;
  • Obtain, analyse and interpret data relevant to making evidence-based decisions in business management tasks in complex contexts;
  • Critically apply a broad, coherent and in-depth knowledge of foundational and contemporary business management theories, concepts, practical principles, and processes;
  • Exercise judgement to recommend appropriate solutions for business management tasks in complex contexts;
  • Effectively communicate complex business management ideas in a broad set of personal and group contexts.

Career outcomes

The course is designed to produce well educated and adaptable graduates, with appropriate professional skills to meet the existing needs and demands of business. The course specifically prepares you to work in such areas as management, human resource management, and marketing.

Course structure

Normally you will be admitted to the Bachelor of Business Administration with either 8 or 12 units advanced standing from a business related Diploma or Advanced Diploma.

If you have been granted 8 units advanced standing, you will need to complete 16 University units: 6 in your major, 4 in the minor and 5 student electives and a breadth unit.

If you have been granted 12 units advanced standing, you will need to complete 12 University units: 6 in your major, 4 in the minor, 1 advanced level student elective and a breadth unit.

You can choose your student elective/s from any units in the University, as long as you meet the pre-requisites and the units are within the minimum and maximum number of units at each level (introductory, intermediate and advanced) for the degree.

More information about the breadth units and which units are on offer is available here.

Choose a major from the 3 below:

This major can be taken on campus at the Hobart campus or via distance.

Strategic and effective human resource management is now widely recognised as a critical contributor to the achievement of organisational objectives, organisational competitiveness and profitability. Todays HR professionals are expected to understand and practise human resource management that is strategically aligned…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Today’s HR professionals are expected to understand and practice human resource management that is strategically aligned with organizational goals and creates value for the organization. This unit integrates theory and research to develop students understanding of evidence-based human resource management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding the diagnosis, design and implementation process of change at group and organization-wide levels. The need to manage change is recognised as a critical success factor for organisations. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The way workforces are structured and organised is changing. This unit introduces and assesses future trends in human resource management in light of the key contemporary drivers of organisational change. The unit investigates the influence of digitisation and the ongoing…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Research in HRMPurposes of research in HRMResearch MethodsChoosing a research approachPractical issues in researchEthical issues in research…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit offers you an opportunity to pursue advanced study in the discipline of industrial (or employment) relations (IR). As a level 300 unit in the HRM major, it builds on key aspects of industrial relations covered in BMA217 Theories…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

* The redeveloped HRM major as presented above will be offered in 2020 subject to approval by Academic Senate.

This unit provides you with an introduction to the management of human behaviour in organisational settings. Topics include individual differences, perception, attitudes, and motivation and their relationship to performance. It also considers topics such as teams and groups, leadership, power…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Marketing is the practice of managing an organisation’s market offerings to create value-laden customer exchanges. Adopting a market orientation means organisations allow their marketing practices to be responsive to opportunities, and threats presented in the business environment. This responsiveness enables…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSpring school (extended)
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit takes an interdisciplinary perspective to prepare students for understanding the diagnosis, design and implementation process of change at group and organization-wide levels. The need to manage change is recognised as a critical success factor for organisations. This unit…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Leadership is a key factor affecting the performance of all organisations and is of increasing importance in today’s dynamic business world. While the task of leading is generally associated with senior management, all employees have the potential to exercise leadership,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Small businesses contribute significantly to the wealth of most countries, particularly in regional economies. In Australia, small business is defined as an organisation employing fewer than 20 people. Australian small businesses contributed around $380 billion to Australia's GDP in 2016…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

BMA320 Philosophy of Management

The service industry is increasingly identified as contributing to worldwide business growth and is seen as a critical source of employment. Furthermore, the provision of services is playing an increasingly important role in the marketing strategies of goods manufacturing companies,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

As consumers, we live in a constantly changing world, driven by fast-paced technological, social, cultural and economic developments, resulting in access to a wide array of new products and services. These rapidly changing social and market factors significantly affect our…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Retailing is a large and diverse industry that contributes significantly to the economy and creates more jobs than many other sectors (retailing is the second largest employment sector in Tasmania and Australia). For marketers, understanding different aspects of a retailing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

BMA349 Advertising and Promotion covers the general area of marketing communications. The unit focuses on the selection of appropriate marketing messages for an organisation to communicate. Fundamentally, this rests upon the management of key tools and media which can be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Marketing research is one of the most important aspects of marketing. It is the process by which firms acquire market information that facilitates their decision-making. Given the rapid evolution of the business world, it is critical that firms know who…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 2
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The demand for trained, experienced and effective marketing practitioners is growing. Marketing is a discipline that seeks to ‘make sense’ of the commercial world around us, a skill that can benefit any enterprise. As such, more and more firms (including…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

BEA111 Principles of Economics 1 is a compulsory unit in the Bachelor of Economics (BEc) and Bachelor of Business (BBus) degrees. It is also a nominated elective in a wide range of other programs throughout the University of Tasmania and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides the opportunity for you to acquire an understanding of business from an accounting perspective and to begin your development of a coherent body of knowledge in accounting and finance. You will develop skills in planning and decision…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 1
LauncestonAccelerated Study Period 3
Cradle CoastSemester 1
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a comprehensive overview of the strategic management process, and aims to integrate functional areas of management in analysing issues in strategic management.Note: As part of a joint teaching initiative between the Australian Maritime College and the Tasmanian…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit focuses on the dilemmas that arise out of potential conflicts between the economic performance and the social performance of an organisation. The unit assists students to acquire and develop the critical thinking skills required for the successful practice…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hong Kong Universal EdSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Entry on the basis of a business related Diploma = 75 credit points of electives

If you have been granted 8 units advanced standing, you will need to complete 16 University units: 6 in your major, 4 in the minor and 5 student electives and a breadth unit.
 

Entry on the basis of a business related Advanced Diploma = 25 credit points of electives

If you have been granted 12 units advanced standing, you will need to complete 12 University units: 6 in your major, 4 in the minor, 1 advanced level student elective and a breadth unit.

Entry requirements

We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you’re not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best pathway option.

Enquire online for advice on the application process and the available pathways to study at UTAS.

DOMESTIC APPLICANTS

To be eligible for an offer, you must:

  • Have completed a Diploma or Advanced Diploma in a Business-related discipline from TasTAFE (or any other Australian RTO or overseas equivalent); or
  • Have completed the UTAS Associate Degree in Applied Business (Full-Articulation Pathway).

This course does not use ATAR as part of the assessment process.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATION

If your ability to access or participate in education has been affected by circumstances beyond your control, you can apply for special consideration as part of your application. We will consider a range of factors for special consideration, including economic hardship, a serious medical condition or disability.

We can only approve applications for special consideration where we are confident that you have the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in your studies. If your application is not approved, the UTAS admissions team will work with you to find the best alternative pathway to your chosen course. Special consideration is not available for international applicants.

INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS

Admissions information for international applicants, including English language requirements, is available from the International Future Students site. You can also enquire online to check your eligibility.

Students who have completed a business-related Diploma will be eligible for 8 units advanced standing. Students who have completed a business-related Advanced Diploma will be eligible for 12 units of advanced standing. Students who have completed the ADAB Full-Articulation pathway will be eligible for up to 16 units of credit dependent upon the units undertaken in the articulation pathway and their intended major.

Associate Degree in Applied Business (Full-Articulation Pathway)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units they enrol in. In 2020, this fee is $46.20 per unit (of 12.5 credit points). In 2020, the maximum charge for full time students is $308.

International students

2020 Total Course Fee (international students): $96,138 AUD*.

Course cost based on a rate of $30,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

International students

International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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International
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